Dead Broke Farm

Ride Scenic Trails On Well-Trained Horses

donaldonmorticiaondbftrails_240x205Come ride more than 10 miles of wooded trails at Dead Broke Farm – a 110-acre farm conveniently located in Raleigh, NC. Our bridle trails have rolling hills, creek crossings, lots of beautiful hardwood trees, and wildlife.  Deer, cranes, and turkeys are often spotted on our trails. Our trails are suitable for beginners but challenging enough to be interesting for more experienced riders.

Located near I-40, I-540, Hwy 70, and Hwy 98 within 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Garner, Clayton, and Wake Forest.

Children must be 6 years old or older to ride on their own. However, we do allow younger children who are 2 years old or older to go on our trail rides, but they are assisted by our experienced guides. The cost is the same regardless of age since everyone is provided with a horse.


Trail Riding Schedule

We are open year round for horseback riding, 7 days a week, including all holidays except Christmas Day.

Month 1-Hour 2-Hour 1-Hour &  2-Hour
Jan - Feb 11am, 2pm 1pm 11am, 2pm
Mar 11am, 2pm, 4pm   10am, 1pm, 4pm   11am, 2pm, 4pm
Apr - Sept 11am, 2pm, 4pm 10am, 1pm, 4pm 11am, 2pm, 4pm
Oct 11am, 2pm, 4pm 10am, 1pm, 4pm 11am, 2pm, 4pm
Nov - Dec 11am, 2pm 1pm 11am, 2pm


Trail Riding Rates (cost per person)

The first hour costs $60/person for the 1-hour ride, but group discounts are applicable.  Each additional hour after the first is $30/hour per person. Tips are appreciated, so...

If you enjoy your ride, tip your guide!

1-Hour 2-Hour 4-Hour 6-Hour

# of Riders

in your group

Cost/Person Cost/Person Cost/Person Cost/Person
1 - 4 $60 $90 $150 $210
5 - 9 $55 $85 $145 $205
10 - 19 $50 $80 $140 $200
20 - 29 $45 $75 $135 $195
30+ $40 $70 $130 $190

Additional fees that may be applicable:

  • $10 fee for riders who weigh more than 200 lbs to help us offset the cost of feeding and shoeing our large draft horses.
  • $10 fee for children under the age of six years old who need their own dedicated guide to ensure a safe riding experience.

Private rides are available for an additional $50. The private fee is a flat fee and covers everyone in your group regardless of the duration of your ride. For example, you would add $50 to make a ride private for an individual doing a 2-hour ride. Similarly, the cost would be $50 for a group of 4 riders doing a 1-hour ride. In other words, the private fee is a fixed cost independent of the number of riders or how long you're riding. It's purpose is to help us fund an additional guide for the day.

Special pricing is available for the following types of groups: Y-Guides and Princesses, Youth Groups, Scouts, Field Trips, and Corporate Outings.

In order to help keep our prices down, we request that you PAY IN CASH. We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Paypal for the deposit, but if you choose to pay the balance with a credit card, you will be charged a 4% processing fee.


Make The Most Of Your Horseback Riding Adventure

Aaron Leading a Trail RideFeel free to bring bottled water with you. We recommend you wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Shorts are okay, if you don't mind possible chafing from the saddle or possibly a skinned knee if you allow your horse to get too close to a tree.

Please note that, depending on the number of riders, it may take 30 minutes to an hour for us to get your up on your horses and headed down the trail.  We will ask you to complete a Release From Liability form, collect the balance of your payment, give you a brief (10 min.) riding demonstration, help you to mount your horses, adjust your stirrups, and make sure your saddles are tight before the start of each ride. However, there's no need to arrive in advance of your scheduled ride time. We simply want to make you aware that it takes time for us to get you ready to ride, so you'll be at our farm a little longer than the 1 or 2 hours that you are scheduled to ride. In any case, your ride doesn't officially begin until everyone is mounted and the horses leave the barn headed for the trail head.


You're Invited To Explore And Enjoy All Our Farm Has To Offer

Camp Girl Holding Bunny

We have lots of other animals (turkeys, peacocks, dogs, cats, guineas, chickens, bunnies, a Mini, and a mule) for you to see and enjoy while you wait. In other words, we're a bonafide working farm.

Reservations and a $40 deposit are required to ensure availability, so make a reservation today, and get taken for a ride at Dead Broke Farm!


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